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The article by Caroline Covington 'The struggle to find effective therapy for PTSD,' which was published in the Sunday edition, was right on target.

Complex PTSD (which is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that comes from 'long-term' abuse) is a brain 'injury', as I see it, in contrast to what many consider an illness. This is a bigger problem than most think it is, in our society, and should be taken very seriously.

It not only affects the victims that are abused, but continues down the road, in future relationships and friendships of people these injured people come in contact with, sometimes throughout their lives. It is sad for all of us that finding good quality, professional help is so tough to find. Finding a way to try to stop the problem at its cause, before the abuse takes place, would be the ultimate answer to this, but this is just not a perfect world.

Maybe we can bring this to the forefront of talk in our society and give people with this injury the chance at normal life.

GEORGE WINTERFELD

Flagstaff

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